Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. romney has made a few mistakes, all right. i think if you are trying to get people to watch television or read our column, you focus on mistakes. it is a story. but i honestly think that particularly in presidential politics, people get a real view of the candidates. it is not governed by paid media and advertisements. it is really not governed by coverage. i think and i don't mean to insult anybody, at the end of the day what a lot of the yakers have to say, matters much less than the judgments people make themsves, watching debates, talking to friends, considering their own economic situation and for one, i don't think it is over. frankly, i think obama people saying it is over, don't help the president, because it introduces a kind of apathy, lack of organization, and taking it for granted that can really kill you in the end. >> rick: we have about a minute left, facts, a lot of the -- both are going to come out with a lot of things they are going to say as though they are factual. when in reality, if you do some of the research, you might find that in fact they are not.
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
comes across as likeable. there's a lot of things that could go right for governor romney. there will be two more debates, not election eve. having said this the fact that i don't think the debates will change a lot, the race is close. if there's a small change, even a couple points because of the debates that could be decisive. >> heather: there is the matter of real world matters as well in terms what is going on in the real world, surrounding these debates and the times they happen, right? >> exactly right. four years ago the reason nothing changed from this point on to the rest of the election, the debates didn't matter because we already had the wall street meltdown and candidates had reacted, real world events solidified 's solid lead. we haven't had an event like that but there's things percolating in the mideast that could shake-up the race, a couple more employment reports. if employment numbers and other economic indicators muddle along, then they won't change things that much. if there is a big shift in perceptions of the economy, that will have a bigger impact than the deb